Some questions have come up on how the proposed compensation policy might affect part-time, temporary, and non-tenure track faculty. Here’s what I think the situation is now:

For part-time faculty, compensation is handled using the new compensation structure implemented by Beth last year. This is as follows:

  • $4000 per four-credit course.
  • $1250 per one-credit course.
  • $2500 per two-credit course.
  • $850 per lab section.
  • For four-credit courses, faculty earn an additional $500 if the course enrolled more than 25 students.
  • For four-credit courses, faculty earn an additional $500 for courses that end after 10 pm.
  • This structure applies regardless of whether there are CCE or traditional students enrolled.
  • This structure does not apply to music lessons, which are compensated from student fees.

For visiting full-time faculty, salaries are currently set by or negotiated with the Dean’s office as for tenure-track faculty.  Under the compensation policy proposal, they would fit under the faculty formula, which includes a base for rank (visiting or non-tenure-track is one of the ranks) plus additional increments for a terminal degree, for experience, and for some disciplines (amounts and which disciplines still to be determined).  Full-time non-tenure-track faculty are included in the hypothetical salary calculator I wrote, which is here.

Sorry for any confusion. Please feel free to ask questions or leave comments below this post or in the forums I’ve set up.

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